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  • Copeland plays 15 minutes with West back
    Chris Copeland played 15 minutes on Friday and scored five points with one three, two boards and two assists.

    Advice: Copeland had tenuous value at best in a big-minute role and in a pure backup role he's waiver wire fodder. Rotoworld.com
    31 minutes ago
  • Watson goes for nine and four in return game
    C.J. Watson (foot) made his season debut in Friday's win, scoring nine points on 4-of-4 shooting (including a three) with one rebound, four assists and one steal in 18 minutes.

    Advice: The Pacers haven't been afraid to play Rodney Stuckey big minutes despite his multiple injuries so maybe there is some hope for Watson, but it's definitely a wait-and-see moment for owners in most formats. Donald Sloan (six points, nine rebounds, six assists) has the ball in his court as far as point guard minutes go in Indy. Rotoworld.com
    33 minutes ago
  • Frye posts nice line in loss to the Pacers
    Channing Frye bounced back from a two-point outing to score nine points on 3-of-7 shooting (3-of-6 3PTs) with five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in Friday's loss to the Pacers.

    Advice: Frye is a top-100 value and that makes him a must-own player in most formats. Rotoworld.com
    37 minutes ago
  • C.J. Watson returned to action on Friday November 28. Rotoworld.com
    57 minutes ago
  • Grant Jerrett returned to action on Friday November 28. Rotoworld.com
    57 minutes ago
  • Danilo Gallinari returned to action on Friday November 28. Rotoworld.com
    57 minutes ago
  • David West returned to action on Friday November 28. Rotoworld.com
    57 minutes ago
  • Joakim Noah returned to action on Friday November 28. Rotoworld.com
    57 minutes ago
  • Parker runs circles around the Kings in win
    Tony Parker scored 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting (1-of-1 3PTs, 6-of-6 FTs) with one rebound, eight assists and one steal in Friday's win over the Kings.

    Advice: Parker picked on Darren Collison and a Kings defense that really struggled without anchor DeMarcus Cousins tonight. He's not flashy but he's returning mid-round value in fantasy leagues so far this year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:43 pm
  • Green has versatile night in win over SAC
    Danny Green scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks in Friday's win.

    Advice: Green is a top 30-45 play this season and is a must-start player until further notice. His playing time is up about five mpg over last season (24.3) and he's hitting 2.5 percent more looks, too. Don't worry about the peaks and valleys unless he varies extremely far off his current path. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:41 pm
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) returns to action
    Cory Joseph (ankle) returned to action on Friday, scoring three points on 1-of-3 shooting with two rebounds and one assist in 10 minutes.

    Advice: Unless you're in a 20-team league you can ignore Joseph's return. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:33 pm
  • Remember me? Westbrook obliterates NYK
    Russell Westbrook obliterated the Knicks in his return from a 14-game absence due to a broken hand, scoring 32 points on 12-of-17 shooting (three treys) with seven rebounds, eight assists and a steal in the Thunder's 105-78 win.

    Advice: Weekly league owners needed refills for their salivary glands watching these pinball numbers go off from their bench. Our long international wait is over! Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:02 pm
  • Ibaka quiet on defense in blowout win
    Serge Ibaka scored 14 points with six rebounds and one 3-pointer but did not have any defensive stats in Friday's blowout win over the Knicks.

    Advice: If this game hadn't been so lopsided we might care about this. Ibaka has spent a lot of energy carrying the team the past month and we expect his game to revert toward previous seasons now that the band is getting back together. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:57 pm
  • Adams hauls in career-best 13 rebounds
    Steven Adams hauled in a career-best 13 rebounds to go with six points and one steal in 24 minutes on Friday against the Knicks.

    Advice: Adams hit 3-of-9 shots and he's still not a viable option in most formats, but he has been 'not terrible' in fantasy leagues over the past week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Morrow hits two threes in 24 minutes
    Anthony Morrow hit two 3-pointers and 3-of-7 shots overall, finishing with eight points, two rebounds, three assists and two steals in 24 minutes.

    Advice: While the idea of Morrow excelling in a short-handed situation was fun the larger reality is that he could function quite well next to Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant. Don't sleep on the late-round value averaging 11.7 points, 1.9 treys and 1.0 steals on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Calderon flops in blowout loss to Thunder
    Jose Calderon hit just 1-of-5 shots for three points, one rebound and one assist over 23 minutes in Friday's blowout loss to the Thunder.

    Advice: Calderon is coming off of a massive game on Wednesday and this type of stuff happens to really bad teams. There's no way he should hit the wire as he is well-positioned to be a mid-round guy going forward. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:35 pm
  • Shumpert quiet in blowout loss to the Thunder
    Iman Shumpert had a quiet night in Friday's blowout loss to the Thunder, scoring seven points on 3-of-9 shooting with zero rebounds, one assist and one block in 21 minutes.

    Advice: Shumpert has struggled lately but is a solid late-round play on the year, making him a must-own player regardless of Carmelo Anthony's (back) status. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Hardaway scores 11 points in 26 minutes
    Tim Hardaway Jr. hit 4-of-14 shots (1-of-7 from deep) for 11 points, two rebounds, three assists and one steal in 26 minutes off the bench on Friday.

    Advice: Hardaway doesn't do much besides score and hit threes and with Carmelo Anthony (back) out tonight he didn't win owners over. Unless something worsens with Anthony's status, owners can watch this action from the wire. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:26 pm
  • James Harden scores 16 points vs. Clippers
    James Harden scores 16 points vs. the Clippers during a 102-85 loss on Friday with four rebounds, six assists, two steals, two blocks and five turnovers.

    Advice: He really needs some help. Isaiah Canaan (ankle) and Patrick Beverley (hamstring) are not going to play while Dwight Howard (knee) is highly doubtful for Saturday. The Clippers threw some wild defensive strategy at Harden tonight and that's probably going to continue. That said, it doesn't matter and Harden should put up huge numbers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas comes back to Earth
    Donatas Motiejunas scored six points with seven rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 26 minutes against the Clippers on Friday.

    Advice: It took him two weeks to get going and he was finally coming around, but it obviously wasn't going to be smooth sailing for a guy who had major consistency issues before this recent hot streak. Motiejunas should hold some decent value in standard leagues for another week or so. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:45 pm
  • Augustin scores 10 points on 1-of-7 shooting
    D.J. Augustin hit just 1-of-7 shots (7-of-9 FTs) in Friday's loss, scoring 10 points with zero rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer in another start for Brandon Jennings (thumb).

    Advice: Augustin now has two bad games and one good one filling in for Jennings, but should be owned for however long Jennings is out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Brandan Wright has another bad game
    Brandan Wright made just 2-of-7 from the field four points during a 106-102 on Friday, adding two rebounds and one block in 15 minutes.

    Advice: He is struggling right now and has missed five shots in his last two games. Wright should get easy shots on Saturday and his fantasy owners should stick with him. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Sanders plays just 11 minutes against DET
    Larry Sanders played just 11 minutes in Friday's win over the Pistons, finishing with six points, three rebounds and one steal.

    Advice: Sanders had four fouls and Jason Kidd went with the second unit a lot tonight. He also is coming off a nice game on Wednesday and has generally stayed in his lane within the top-100 this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:24 pm
  • James Johnson could get more run
    James Johnson played 17 minutes against the Mavericks on Friday with two points, four rebounds, one assist and three fouls.

    Advice: He is having some fouling issues in his time back, but there is a big opportunity in front of him. Johnson could get his minutes in the mid 20s if DeMar DeRozan (groin) needs to miss time, so he's worth a look in some standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Knight quiet in 27 minutes on Friday
    Brandon Knight was quiet in Friday's win over the Pistons, scoring six points on 2-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, five assists and four turnovers in 27 minutes.

    Advice: Jason Kidd rode a hot bench but Knight has been quiet for two games now and it's possible that his quad is bothering him. Durability has been an issue in the past for Knight and it's probably the only thing that can derail his early round value. Just keep an eye on the situation for now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:17 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 14 points in 25 mins
    Greivis Vasquez played down the stretch against the Mavericks on Friday, finishing with 14 points, three rebounds, six assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

    Advice: He's hot with a 21-point game on Wednesday and he looks like he'll get more run with DeMar DeRozan (groin) possibly out. Vasquez started the last time DeRozan missed a game due to injury and he's been fairly effective from a per-minute standpoint. He's worth a look in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Cory Joseph is good to go for Friday night
    Cory Joseph (ankle) will play on Friday against the Kings.

    Advice: He suffered an ankle tweak last Friday and will return to the lineup. Joseph should get double-digit minutes tonight and maybe more because of garbage time. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:50 pm
  • Joakim Noah blocks six in 15 and 14 line
    Joakim Noah was dominant on both ends of the court against the Celtics on Friday, scoring 15 points with 14 boards, six assists and six blocks in 35 minutes.

    Advice: He hit a clutch open jumper at the top of the key to give the Bulls a two-possession lead with 24 seconds left in the game. Noah played suffocating defense as well, and looked very healthy after missing Tuesday's game. His owners will have to keep an eye out on his knee injury and he could miss games in the future, but he should be good to go for Sunday against the Nets. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:06 pm
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) upgraded to probable Fri.
    Cory Joseph (ankle) has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

    Advice: Joseph is averaging a meager 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists this season, so whether he plays or not should be of no concern to owners in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:48 am
  • Danilo Gallinari (knee) will play Friday
    Danilo Gallinari (knee) said that he is fine, and will play Friday vs. the Suns.

    Advice: Danilo only managed to play 8.7 minutes during his last outing, checking out due to soreness in his surgically repaired left knee, but his return to the lineup tonight is an encouraging sign. He's by no means a must-own player in standard leagues, but he was starting to get it going before his injury scare on Wednesday, so if you're in a deeper league and have available roster space, stashing him wouldn't be the worst idea. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 am
  • Grant Jerrett cleared to play for Thunder
    Grant Jerrett has been cleared to play for the Thunder after dealing with an ankle injury.

    Advice: With Russell Westbrook back and Reggie Jackson coming off the bench, Jerrett is clearly an afterthought. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:35 am
  • C.J. Watson to make debut on Friday
    C.J. Watson is expected to make his season debut on Friday after being out with a foot injury.

    Advice: The Pacers could use some help at guard and while he might eat into Donald Sloan's minutes a bit, Sloan looks to have done enough to hold the starting point guard job, at least until George Hill returns some time later in December. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:28 am
  • D.J. Augustin starting again on Friday
    D.J. Augustin will start at point guard again on Friday, as Brandon Jennings sits for the third straight game with a left thumb injury.

    Advice: Augustin had 19 points and a full stat line on Wednesday and should be in for more of the same tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 am
  • Joakim Noah says he's playing on Friday
    Joakim Noah says he'll play through his eye and knee injuries on Friday.

    Advice: Taj Gibson is still not ready due to his ankle injury, but is feeling better after a cortisone shot. Get Noah in your lineup. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:18 am
  • David West (ankle) will start Friday vs. ORL
    Updating a previous report, David West (ankle) will start Friday vs. the Magic, marking his season debut for the Pacers.

    Advice: West's return to the starting lineup will send Luis Scola to the bench. He'll bring a much-needed scoring punch to the Pacers offense, and will offer rebounds and solid percentages to fantasy squads. Get him active. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:15 am
  • Russell Westbrook (hand) will start Friday
    Russell Westbrook (hand) will be in the starting lineup for the Thunder on Friday vs. New York.

    Advice: Westbrook has a favorable matchup tonight vs. Jose Calderon of the Knicks, so get him active. His return will send Reggie Jackson to the bench, and his value will take a minor hit, but Jackson will still be worth owning in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:09 am
  • David West (ankle) probable for Friday
    David West (ankle) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: West has been targeting a Friday return, and all signs are pointing towards him giving it a go. His return will send Luis Scola to the bench, and West will give the Pacers some much-needed offense. Stay tuned for an official update on West's status as we draw closer to tip-off. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:59 am
  • Noah (knee) to be evaluated after shootaround
    Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) will go through shootaround, and if he feels fine, he will play according to coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Advice: Noah's return to the starting lineup would send rookie Cameron Bairston back to the bench. He was able to go through a full practice on Thursday, so things are looking positive towards him giving it a go. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:52 am
  • Jason Kidd gives Larry Sanders some praise
    Jason Kidd was complimentary of Larry Sanders play during a recent interview.

    Advice: "He's there protecting the little guys," Kidd said. "And I think offensively he's around the rim finishing up plays. Also he's in the post making plays for himself or for his teammates. So he's playing on both ends at a very high level." Sanders is coming off a game in which he tallied 15 points, seven rebounds, and five blocks, and despite playing limited minutes (22.2 per game) he's been effective. Sanders should be owned in all leagues for his ability to put up gaudy shot-blocking totals on any given night. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:43 am
  • Joakim Noah (eye, knee) probable for Friday
    Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) is being listed as probable for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: Noah was able to go through a full practice on Thursday without any setbacks, and the Bulls listing him as probable is an encouraging sign. Still, owners will want to check back for an official update closer to Friday's tip. If Noah is a go, Cameron Bairstow who was a surprise start on Tuesday would head back to the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:05 pm
  • Joakim Noah (eye, knee) headed for GTD Friday
    Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, and will be a game-time decision for Friday's game vs. the Celtics.

    Advice: The fact that Noah is having problems with his surgically repaired left knee is troubling, but some of those concerns can be eased if he's able to suit up on Friday. Owners will want to check back for an official update closer to tip-off, but if he's unable to go, Pau Gasol will start at center, and Nikola Mirotic could see some extended minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:31 pm
  • Cory Joseph questionable for Friday vs Kings
    Cory Joseph (ankle) is questionable for Friday's game against the Kings.

    Advice: Joseph is only averaging 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists this season, so Joseph's status means more to the injury-depleted Spurs than it does to fantasy owners. If Joseph is again unable to play, Manu Ginobili and Marco Belinelli would handle the ball when Tony Parker is on the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:00 am
  • Danny Green disappears in win over Pacers
    Danny Green cooled off on Wednesday, hitting just 1-of-4 shots for two points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal and three blocks in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Green was cooking coming in and had scored 21 and 18 points in his previous two games, but Manu Ginobili decided to return to form tonight with 28 points, leaving Green in his wake. Green should bounce back sooner than later, but a healthy and confident Ginobili is not great news for Green's owners. He did at least salvage his line tonight with the blocks and steal. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:26 pm
  • Tony Parker scores 21, dominates Don Sloan
    Tony Parker hit 8-of-16 shots and a 3-pointer for 21 points, four rebounds, six assists and a steal on Wednesday.

    Advice: He also dominated Pacers' point guard Donald Sloan, who hit just 1-of-6 shots for three points after blowing up for 29 and a full stat line on Monday. Parker has now scored at least 21 in three straight games and is rolling, and the only thing that can seemingly slow him down right now is Gregg Popovich. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:23 pm
  • Copeland coping with fewer minutes for Indy
    Chris Copeland came off the bench and played just 23 minutes to finish with 12 points, three rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 4-of-10 shooting Wednesday.

    Advice: David West is finally expected back on Friday from a severely sprained ankle as Copeland's minutes and production have been slipping. Once West is back, Copeland is probably waiver-wire material in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:10 pm
  • Larry Sanders capitalizes with 15 & 5 blocks
    Larry Sanders was the 2012-13 version of himself against the Wolves on Wednesday with 15 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal, five blocks and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

    Advice: He made 7-of-10 from the field and only committed three fouls in his best game of the year. Sanders was coming off a nice 12-point, nine-board game, so it's going to be awfully hard to leave him on the wire considering his upside in blocks. If you have anything on your team you're not too attached to, go get him before someone else does. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:49 pm
  • James Harden scores 26 points on 31 FGAs
    James Harden made 10-of-31 from the field for 26 points against the Kings during a 102-89 win on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, eight assists, two steals, three blocks and two 3-pointers.

    Advice: He only turned the ball over once and the Rockets did win against a good Kings team, so it's hard to bash The Beard for the ridiculous shooting clip. He set a career high in shot attempts tonight, but he's cleared the 30-point plateau in every game with at least 25 shots from the field. Regardless, Harden is a fantasy stud. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:34 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas getting hot, scores 21
    Donatas Motiejunas scored a career-high 21 points against the Kings on Wednesday with six rebounds, three assists, three steals and one 3-pointer on 10-of-15 from the field.

    Advice: This is his third effective game in a row with an average of 13.5 points per game in his previous two. He's also seen a major bump in minutes with 35.7 per game over his last three. The Rockets won't get Terrence Jones (leg) back any time soon and Dwight Howard (knee) is out, so Motiejunas is worth a look in all standard leagues now that he seems to have figured it out. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:29 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez scores 21 points in 17 mins.
    Greivis Vasquez was on fire against the Hawks on Wednesday with 21 points, two rebounds, three assists and three 3-pointers on 8-of-12 from the field in just 17 minutes.

    Advice: This is one of the most efficient lines of the year. For the advanced stats guys out there, Vasquez put up a 36.9 usage and had an 81.5 true shooting percentage. He was horrible before tonight and made just 33.3 percent from the field, so we'll obviously need to see it again. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:47 pm
  • James Johnson blocks three in 20 minutes
    James Johnson (illness) played 20 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday with four points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and three blocks.

    Advice: He was reportedly very ill, but Johnson takes great pride in calling himself Wolverine. He is doing a great job on the defensive side and he had a nice Euro step on the offensive end tonight, too. Johnson is a sneaky player to own in 14-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:28 pm
  • Serge Ibaka has 20 pts, four blocks vs. Jazz
    Serge Ibaka's streak of solid games continued on Wednesday with 20 points, two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and four blocks vs. the Jazz.

    Advice: His big night helped the Thunder snap a six-game losing streak, and it's what fantasy owners have been waiting for most of the season -- he racked up defensive stats while consistently scoring from distance (all but five of Ibaka's 19 shots came outside of the paint). He's found his footing after a rocky few weeks to start the season, and he should only improve upon the return of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Jose Calderon erupts for 21 & 10 w/ seven 3s
    Jose Calderon blew up vs. his former team on Wednesday, notching season highs with 21 points, seven 3-pointers, 10 rebounds and four assists in a tough loss to the Mavericks.

    Advice: Calderon came in averaging just 8.0 points and 4.0 assists in his first two games of the season, following an extended absence due to a calf strain. He showed zero signs of rust tonight, nearly carrying the Knicks to an upset win despite the absence of Carmelo Anthony (back spasms). Calderon's extraordinary efficiency and unquestioned starting job make him a must-start fantasy PG, and his owners' only concern should be whether he can stay healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:24 pm
  • D.J. Augustin scores 19 pts in start for DET
    D.J. Augustin made his second straight start on Wednesday, finishing a loss to the Clippers with 19 points on 7-of-14 shooting, two 3-pointers, three rebounds, six assists and three turnovers.

    Advice: Augustin played 35 minutes in another fill-in start for Brandon Jennings, who remains day-to-day with a sprained thumb. This was easily D.J.'s best and most complete game of the season, and it's hard to recommend him as a pickup considering Jennings could return as soon as Friday's home game vs. Milwaukee. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Danilo Gallinari exits w/ left knee soreness
    Danilo Gallinari will not return to Wednesday's game due to left knee soreness.

    Advice: Gallinari's left knee is the one that required surgeries for a torn ACL as well as meniscus damage, so this is a particularly worrisome update. With any luck his absence is purely a precaution, and we'll pass along updates as soon as possible. Wilson Chandler has been playing well as the Nuggets' starting SF and Gallinari's shaky health is one more reason to hang onto Chandler. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:29 pm
  • Channing Frye held to single-digits yet again
    Channing Frye was held to single digits for the fourth straight game on Wednesday, making just 1-of-4 shots for two points in 24 minutes vs. Golden State.

    Advice: Frye added three boards and one block but this was an unvarnished dud for his fantasy owners. The return of Kyle O'Quinn presents another challenge for Frye's playing time, though he has enough upside as a 3-point shooter to be worth hanging onto in most 12-team formats. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:04 pm
  • James Johnson is playing on Wednesday
    James Johnson (illness) is playing on Wednesday.

    Advice: The team didn't update him and he just checked in. Johnson should have limited playing time tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:17 pm
  • Cory Joseph out Wednesday w/ sprained ankle
    Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play vs. the Pacers on Wednesday, as expected.

    Advice: Joseph was doubtful to play but he remains day-to-day, so he could be back as soon as Friday's game vs. the Kings. The Spurs don't have a pure backup PG but they're comfortable handing the ball to Marco Belinelli and Manu Ginobili. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:57 pm
  • James Johnson (flu) questionable for Wed
    James Johnson (flu) is questionable to face the Hawks on Wednesday.

    Advice: He is under the weather and the Raptors might not need him. Johnson played four minutes in his return from an ankle injury on Monday, but the fouls were likely the issue. Fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on him tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:17 pm
  • David West hoping to play on Friday night
    David West is hoping to make his season debut for the Pacers on Friday after dealing with a severely sprained since Oct. 18.

    Advice: "(Coach Frank Vogel) will make the call," West said after practicing Tuesday. "The ankle is healthy which is important." It sounds like it's now or never for West, who has already missed 15 games. "We've exhausted all options in terms of getting it healthy. It was a bad sprain," West said. "I got really lucky that it just did what it did and didn't go any further. I got really lucky." Luis Scola will take a hit when West is ready to go at full speed. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:30 am
  • Danilo Gallinari scores 15 points on Tuesday
    Danilo Gallinari scored 15 points on 5-of-9 FGs and 5-of-5 FTs in Tuesday's game, adding five rebounds, three assists and one block in 29 minutes.

    Advice: Gallo's minutes have ramped up over the past week and he's averaging 14.0 points and 1.7 triples in his last three games. Wilson Chandler is playing well as Denver's starting SF and there are no guarantees that Gallinari will overtake him, but he has enough upside to be worth a speculative add -- he has enough upside to return top-100 value in a 30-minute bench role, assuming he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:06 pm
  • D.J. Augustin w/ 11 pts, 7 assists as starter
    D.J. Augustin started on Tuesday with Brandon Jennings (thumb) unavailable, notching 11 points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, seven assists and one steal in a loss vs. the Bucks.

    Advice: Augustin shot 4-of-11 from the field and turned the ball over five times in 37 minutes, so it was a flawed performance in his first start of the season. Jennings is questionable to return Wednesday vs. the Clippers, so owners targeting Augustin for short-term value should keep a close eye on Detroit's injury report. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:58 pm
  • Brandon Knight (quad) scores 20 pts vs. DET
    Brandon Knight (quad) scored 20 efficient points vs. Detroit on Tuesday, hitting 7-of-12 shots with three 3-pointers, three boards, eight assists and two steals.

    Advice: Knight continues to impress in his fourth NBA season, averaging career-highs in points (18.1), FG percentage (43.7 percent), 3-pointers (1.7), rebounds (5.3), assists (6.4) and steals (1.2). His 3.7 turnovers per game take a toll in 9-cat leagues, but owners will happily live with that caveat considering he's demolishing his ADP. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:55 pm
  • Joakim Noah diagnosed w/ left knee effusion
    Joakim Noah has been diagnosed with a left knee effusion, more commonly referred to as water on the knee, and he will not play on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah also has an eye injury, but his surgically-repaired left knee is a more serious concern for fantasy owners. Pau Gasol will shift to center in his absence and Nikola Mirotic is a terrific speculative pick-up, having averaged 13.3 points, 2.0 threes and 7.0 rebounds over Chicago's past four games. The Bulls play in Boston on Friday, so Noah's owners will have to stay alert for updates over the next few days. At the moment we're considering him day-to-day. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:50 pm
  • Joakim Noah (eye, knee) ruled out vs. Denver
    Joakim Noah (eye, left knee) will not play vs. the Nuggets on Tuesday.

    Advice: Noah's eye injury doesn't seem serious and fantasy owners should be more concerned about his left knee, which was surgically repaired over the summer. He's been on a minute-limit and hopefully this is just a precaution by Chicago in the second game of a back-to-back set. With Noah and Taj Gibson (ankle) both out, Pau Gasol will have a heavy workload and plenty of minutes will be available for Nikola Mirotic, with help from Doug McDermott. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:31 pm
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Cory Joseph (ankle) is being listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: If Joseph is unable to play, Manu Ginobili will be asked to do a little more as the Spurs backup point guard, and Tony Parker will see some extended minutes. Joseph is averaging 7.8 points and 2.1 assists through 17.5 minutes of action this season, and he can remain on the waiver wire in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:17 pm
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) doubtful for Wednesday
    Cory Joseph (sprained left ankle) is listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Pacers.

    Advice: Joseph has been targeting Wednesday as his potential return date but the Spurs' training staff must not be on the same page. If he does sit out, expect guys like Manu Ginobili, Marco Belinelli and even Boris Diaw to handle the ball more when Tony Parker isn't on the court. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:14 pm
  • Brandon Knight will start Tuesday vs. Detroit
    Brandon Knight (quad) will start Tuesday vs. the Pistons.

    Advice: Knight was listed as questionable heading into this one, but it appears he'll give it a go. He's averaging 18.1 points, 6.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds, 1.2 steals, and 1.7 three-pointers per game this season, and has been a must-start guy this season. Get him active. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:42 pm
  • Joakim Noah (eye/knee) questionable Tuesday
    Joakim Noah (eye/left knee) is being listed as questionable for Tuesday's game vs. Denver.

    Advice: It's worth noting that Joakim's left knee is the one that was surgically repaired this offseason, so we'll be monitoring this situation closely. If Noah sits out, Nikola Mirotic would likely slide into the starting lineup, and would serve as an excellent plug-and-play option in daily leagues against a weak Denver interior defense. Check back for an official update on Noah's status as we draw closer to Tuesday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:24 pm
  • David West (ankle) targeting Friday return
    David West (ankle) was a full participant during Tuesday's practice, and is targeting a return for Friday's game vs. Orlando.

    Advice: Head coach Frank Vogel will have the final say as to whether West suits up or not, but he did give an encouraging quote after Tuesday's practice. "I’m hopeful [West can play Friday]," said Vogel. "We’ll see how he responded to this work, but we’re hopeful for Friday." It's looking like West is very close to making his regular-season debut, and when he returns Luis Scola will head to the bench. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:49 pm
  • No setbacks for James Johnson
    James Johnson didn't suffer a setback in Monday's game when he played just four minutes in his return from an ankle injury.

    Advice: The Raps are just working him back into the mix slowly, so it might take him a week to get back up to speed. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:24 am
  • Larry Sanders shares source of inspiration
    Larry Sanders spoke about the importance of sacred idols as the source of his inspiration.

    Advice: When asked during an interview about what inspires him outside of basketball, Sanders showed his theological side. "I would just say, I really look to sacred idols," Sanders said. "I feel people who draw other people to God. So, Buddha, Jesus, just all the sacred icons. It's all theosis." While the 26-year-old has had a rough start to the 2014-15 regular season, he's still worth holding onto in standard leagues due to his potential to put up huge block numbers. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:02 am
  • Noah leaves briefly with eye injury
    Joakim Noah left Monday's game with an eye injury but eventually returned and finished with four points, five rebounds, four assists and one block in 30 minutes.

    Advice: Noah is probably going to be a disappointment for anybody burning a high mid-round pick and that's before we talk about any injury risk. Unless you hear otherwise, feel free to have him in lineups for Tuesday's game in Denver. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:51 pm
  • Wright has another perfect game on Monday
    Brandan Wright had another perfect game from the field on Monday, hitting all six of his shots for 13 points, four rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes.

    Advice: Wright is a machine and the only thing that can stop him is his own health, but for now he seems fairly durable and playing behind an older set of big men he has a lot of upside (especially in the case of Tyson Chandler). He's returning top 40-70 value (9/8 cat) and congratulations are in order if you drafted him. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:21 pm
  • Harden scores season-high 36 points
    James Harden scored a season-high 36 points in the Rockets' 91-86 win over the Knicks on Monday, hitting 11-of-22 shots (7-of-12 from deep, 7-of-7 from the line) with six rebounds, six assists, three steals and one block.

    Advice: Harden is a beast and likely to be a top-5 fantasy asset even when LeBron James gets back on track, and the Thunder guys return and get rolling. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:00 pm
  • Copeland's value goes into the tank
    Chris Copeland scored 11 points on 4-of-10 shooting with three treys, one board and that's it in 14 minutes off the bench on Monday.

    Advice: Copeland never had any real value in standard leagues unless you were punting half your categories and who does that. Even though he hit three treys he's waiver wire fodder. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:46 pm
  • Motiejunas nears solid double-double vs. NY
    Donatas Motiejunas scored 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting with eight rebounds, one steal, one block and one three in 32 minutes against the Knicks.

    Advice: Motie beating up on the Knicks and getting his usually non-existent peripheral stats isn't swinging the pendulum here, but he has been much more productive than he usually is lately. With Terrence Jones (leg) out long-term and Dwight Howard (knee) a question mark at this moment, we're all on the hunt for the beneficiary and right now Kostas Papanikolaou has a much better stat-set to get the job done with. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:37 pm
  • Calderon ramping it up in return from injury
    Jose Calderon increased his playing time in his second game back from injury in the Knicks' 91-86 loss to the Rockets on Monday, scoring nine points on 3-of-7 shooting (including a three) with one rebound and five assists in 26 minutes.

    Advice: Owners need to exhibit patience as he knocks the rust off while hopefully keeping himself off the injury report. When he's at full speed he's a mid-round asset and he's also extremely valuable to the Knicks' flailing offense. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:19 pm
  • Shumpert fills it up except for his FG%
    Iman Shumpert hit just 2-of-10 shots in Monday's loss to the Rockets, finishing with seven points, six rebounds, five assists and one steal in 30 foul-plagued minutes.

    Advice: Shumpert has injury risk of his own but with plenty of main cogs getting dinged up he's a must-own player for that fact alone. That he already has top-100 value on his own is what owners can hang their hats on as long as he stays healthy. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:15 pm
  • James Johnson plays four minutes on Monday
    James Johnson played four minutes against the Suns with one steal and two fouls.

    Advice: He didn't take a single shot tonight and may not be 100 percent. Johnson said he was "like Wolverine" for recovering so soon from his ankle sprain, but he wasn't a superhero with fouling tonight. He should be better his next time out. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 9:06 pm
  • James Johnson will play on Monday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will play against the Suns on Monday night.

    Advice: He has been out since Nov. 16 with what looked like a severe ankle sprain, but Johnson is likely going to see his normal minutes. He was actually turning in mid-round value because of all the defensive stats, so he's worth a look in standard leagues. To be clear, he's not a must-own player and obviously won't be a mid-round guy on the season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:49 pm
  • Brandon Knight (quad) listed as questionable
    Brandon Knight is listed as questionable for Tuesday against the Pistons.

    Advice: He went to the locker room on Saturday, but did return and looked pretty good. The Bucks have a four-game week coming up, so his fantasy owners should probably still start him even with some uncertainty. If you have safe options, it makes some sense to bench Knight, though. Jerryd Bayless, Kendall Marshall, Nate Wolters, Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo would all help sans Knight. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:57 pm
  • Russell Westbrook could return on Friday
    Russell Westbrook (hand) could return to Friday's game against the Knicks.

    Advice: He went through some contact in practce on Monday. Last week he wasn't supposed to be re-evaluated until the coming weekend, but he's apparently doing much better than expected. Fantasy owners in weekly leagues will still probably want to bench Westbrook because the Thunder have no games after Friday this week. Reggie Jackson will lose some value, but he should still be worth owning in just about all leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 11:28 am
  • David West (ankle) 'getting close' to return
    David West (ankle) is "getting close" to returning.

    Advice: West went through an intense workout on Saturday and didn't need any medical tape around his right ankle to do it, so the veteran finally appears closing in on a return. When he does come back, Luis Scola will return to his typical reserve role. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 8:12 am
  • Tony Parker suddenly has a three-point shot
    Tony Parker is shooting 14-of-22 (63.6 percent) from behind the 3-point line this season.

    Advice: Parker leads the NBA in 3-point field goal percentage. It's a small sample size, but it speaks to Parker's improvement in that area of his game. A career 32.1 percent shooter from distance, Parker's previous career-high was 39.5 percent back in 2006-07. Parker made just 25 3-pointers last season, and he's on pace to shatter that mark. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:20 am
  • Cory Joseph aiming to return on Wednesday
    Cory Joseph (ankle) is aiming to return on Wednesday against the Pacers.

    Advice: Joseph's ankle swelled after injuring it on Friday, but he thinks almost a week off will be enough to get back out there. Unless he has a setback, it sounds like his absence will last all of one game. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 6:13 am
  • Danilo Gallinari logs season-high 31 minutes
    Danilo Gallinari played a season-high 31 minutes in Sunday's overtime win, finishing with 10 points, two 3-pointers, seven boards and one assist.

    Advice: He made a crucial 3-pointer with 1:28 remaining in OT and it's very encouraging to see him log so many minutes on his surgically-repaired knee. He may not overtake Wilson Chandler for the starting SF job, and he's shooting just 30.9 percent on the season, so owners should think twice before adding him in typical 12-team leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:41 pm
  • Anthony Morrow ties career-high w/ 12 boards
    Anthony Morrow was OKC's best bench player on Sunday, contributing 16 points and a career-high-tying 12 rebounds in a narrow loss to the visiting Warriors.

    Advice: Morrow played 33 minutes and he's worth fantasy owners' attention until Kevin Durant returns to action. He's scored double-digit points in six of the past eight games, he's a deadly 3-point shooter, and he's recorded at least one steal in six straight games. Just be ready to cut him loose if the return of Durant and Perry Jones slashes into his playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:09 pm
  • Serge Ibaka scores 16 pts, blocks five shots
    Serge Ibaka tied his season high with five blocks in Sunday's tough loss to the Warriors, while scoring 16 points on 5-of-17 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws.

    Advice: Ibaka also grabbed eight rebounds and the blocks are a welcome sight for his fantasy owners, even if his poor FG percentages are an ongoing concern. He was 0-of-2 from downtown tonight, but 11 shots came from outside 10 feet of the rim, as coach Scott Brooks has encouraged Ibaka to fire away beyond the paint. Shot selection has taken a major toll on Ibaka's FG percentages, but the return of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook should have an ameliorative effect. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 7:07 pm
  • Serge Ibaka encouraged to shoot outside
    Serge Ibaka has tied his career highs for both 3-point makes (23) and attempts (60) this season, and coach Scott Brooks expects the trend to continue.

    Advice: "He doesn’t necessarily have to live out there and shoot 10 a game," Brooks said. "But three or four a game is a good number for him." The increase in perimeter shooting has been a mixed blessing -- Thunder writer Anthony Slater notes that Ibaka is taking only 26 percent of his shots within 10 feet of the rim this year, down from 47 percent last year. As a consequence his FG percentage has fallen dramatically, from 53.6 percent to a career-worst 46.5 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:07 am
  • Jose Calderon returned to action on Saturday November 22. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:51 pm
  • Danny Green drops 25 on 105.0 eFG%
    Danny Green kept his momentum going on Saturday against the Nets with 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, three blocks and five 3-pointers.

    Advice: That's good for a 105.0 effective field goal percentage. Green is money in fantasy leagues and he has seven blocks in his last two games. There's no reason why he should be on any waiver wires. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:50 pm
  • Larry Sanders gets his minutes in check
    Larry Sanders played 19 minutes against the Wizards on Saturday with five points, four rebounds, one steal and four blocks.

    Advice: He fouls too much and the Bucks run an 11-man rotation, so that leaves a lot to be desired from the 2012-13 breakout player. Still, the blocks make him someone worth holding on to just in case coach Jason Kidd decides to tighten his rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:25 pm
  • Brandon Knight fills it up in a loss
    Brandon Knight scored 27 points against the Wizards on Saturday with five rebounds, six assists, one steal, one block, three 3-pointers and five turnovers.

    Advice: He was grabbing his thigh before he went to the locker room in the first half, but he came back out and it didn't seem to bother him. Knight should be good to go, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss practice. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:23 pm
  • Iman Shumpert still plays 32 minutes
    Iman Shumpert played 32 minutes against the Sixers on Saturday with seven points, two rebounds, three assists, four steals and two turnovers.

    Advice: He looked comfortable as the shooting guard tonight and coach Derek Fisher seems to have some confidence in Shumpert as his best wing defender. He won't be an elite guy, but he should have enough value worthy of ownership in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:06 pm
  • Jose Calderon struggles in his start
    Jose Calderon played 21 minutes in his Knicks debut on Saturday vs. the 76ers with three points, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

    Advice: He had both of his calves wrapped tonight and was a step slow. Calderon will obviously be better than tonight and he's been gold in nine-category leagues because of his low turnovers. Make sure he's not on the wire despite this ugly game. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:04 pm
  • James Harden bounces back, wins it for Rox
    James Harden hit 8-of-18 shots, four 3-pointers and 12-of-13 free throws for 32 points, eight boards, four assists and two steals in Saturday's comeback win over the Mavs.

    Advice: Harden was fouled late, made the shot and hit the free throw for a tough 3-point play to put the Rockets ahead for good on Saturday. He scored just six points on Tuesday, but bounced back for 24 points on Thursday and 32 tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:51 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas racks up 14 & 12 in win
    Donatas Motiejunas played a whopping 38 minutes (season high) and hit 5-of-7 shots on his way to 14 points, 12 rebounds and a 3-pointer on Saturday.

    Advice: He also had five turnovers, but who cares? He's been getting some decent run with Dwight Howard out, but this was easily his best game of the season. He had played just 18 minutes in each of his last two games, but got big run tonight, and it paid off. He's still a shaky play in daily or standard leagues, but as long as Howard and Terrence Jones are out, he's at least worth a look from night to night. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:45 pm
  • Brandan Wright stays hot in loss to Rockets
    Brandan Wright hit 6-of-7 shots (as usual) and racked up 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks in just 22 minutes on Saturday.

    Advice: Wright is a beast right now and a very economical center in daily leagues. Despite coming off the bench and getting just 19.4 minutes per game, Wright has scored in double figures in seven straight games and came into this one averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.0 blocks over his last five. Those numbers are going up and he’s shooting it lights out this season, and hitting 31-of-39 shots over his last six games. If starter Tyson Chandler ever gets hurt, look out. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:31 pm
  • Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play vs. Nets
    Cory Joseph (ankle) will not play against the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are without a backup point guard, but Manu Ginobili should help out there. That should also open up some minutes on the wing for Danny Green and Austin Daye. Joseph's injury doesn't sound serious. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:56 pm
  • James Johnson is out again on Saturday
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play on Saturday against the Cavs.

    Advice: He was not expected to play anyway and hasn't gone through a full practice yet. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some extra run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:10 pm
  • Jose Calderon in the starting lineup on Sat.
    Jose Calderon will be in the starting lineup against the Sixers on Saturday.

    Advice: There is no official minute restriction, but the Knicks would be extremely foolish to play him big minutes. Calderon has been out all season after an aggravation and he has a laundry list of muscle issues in his career. He should be owned in all leagues, but his owners should bench him. Shane Larkin owner will want to cut him in just about every league. We'll also keep an eye on how Calderon's return affects guys like Iman Shumpert. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 2:51 pm
  • Russell Westbrook has non-contact practice
    Russell Westbrook (hand) went through portions of Saturday's non-contact practice.

    Advice: He is still in the rehab process and there is no timetable for his return just yet. Westbrook will be re-evaluated later this month and he could be back in the lineup soon after than. Reggie Jackson will certainly take a hit, but he should still be worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 1:02 pm
  • Cory Joseph and Matt Bonner are doubtful
    Cory Joseph (ankle) and Matt Bonner (illness) are doubtful to face the Nets on Saturday.

    Advice: The Spurs are going to be in a little bit of trouble tonight with no backup point guard. In previous instances, they have used Manu Ginobili as the primary ball handler in the second unit and that should be the case tonight. Austin Daye may also get some extra playing time. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 11:34 am
  • Danilo Gallinari has impressive game
    Danilo Gallinari made 5-of-7 from the field for 17 points with three rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Pelicans on Friday.

    Advice: He entered tonight making just 26.2 percent from the field and he really needed a big game like this one. Gallinari is still a long way from playing close to his career 30.8 minutes per game, which might not even happen. Unless you want to be really aggressive, you can probably keep Gallo on the wire in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:28 pm
  • Wright with yet another efficient line on Fri
    Brandan Wright hit all five of his field goal attempts in Friday's blowout win, finishing with 12 points, three boards and two steals in just 19 minutes.

    Advice: Wright is hitting an absurd 77.8 percent from the field while returning top 50-90 value (9/8 cat) in just 18.6 mpg. If you were an early adopter or drafted Wright go ahead and pat yourself on the back, and if your league is still sleeping it's time to wake up. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:07 pm
  • Adams posts defensive line with 10 points
    Steven Adams scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks over 26 minutes in the Thunder's 94-92 home loss to the Nets on Friday.

    Advice: Adams has clearly won the starting job over Kendrick Perkins, or at least it should be clear. His 50 percent foul shooting and sub-par statistical output keeps him from being a 12-14 team value, but if he can start putting up defensive stats it's possible he claws his way back to relevancy. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:40 pm
  • Morrow hits three treys in 25 minutes
    Anthony Morrow hit three triples and 4-of-11 shots overall on Friday, finishing with 11 points, two boards and one steal in 25 minutes off the bench.

    Advice: Morrow missed his window and it sounds like the cavalry is coming soon, but one had to know he'd get things turned around a little bit after a short cold stretch entering tonight. Feel free to move on in 12-14 team formats, but don't be surprised if he carves out value as a 3-point shooter sometime down the road. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:33 pm
  • Danny Green fills the stat sheet vs. Wolves
    Danny Green filled the stat sheet against the Wolves on Friday with 18 points, three rebounds, three assists, one steal, four blocks and four 3-pointers during a 121-92 win.

    Advice: He made 6-of-9 from the field and both free throws for one of the biggest stat lines of the night. Fantasy owners tend to focus on points too much, but Green has put up top-60 value on the season. He's worth owning in all standard formats. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:04 pm
  • Tony Parker scores 28 against the Wolves
    Tony Parker made all three attempts from 3-point range and 12-of-18 overall for 28 points against the Wolves on Friday with five assists and one turnover in just 25 minutes.

    Advice: Amazingly, he is now making 68.4 percent from beyond the arc this season, which is more than double his career 32.0 percent from that range. Parker is going to have to handle a lot of minutes with Cory Joseph (ankle) at less than 100 percent, so he is actually a solid daily fantasy play against the Nets on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:55 pm
  • D.J. Augustin squanders his chance
    D.J. Augustin scored 14 points with five rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer on 4-of-17 from the field against the Hawks on Friday.

    Advice: He picked up some extra minutes because Brandon Jennings (thumb) suffered an injury, Jennings could miss time, but he didn't break anything and it's possible he is ready for Tuesday against the Bucks. Considering how that game is a few days away, there's little reason to speculatively add Augustin. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:23 pm
  • James Johnson still out on Friday night
    James Johnson (ankle) will not play against the Bucks on Friday.

    Advice: He is expected to miss more games, but he has been on the practice court in a limited capacity. Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson will get some more run tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:10 pm
  • Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup against the Raptors.

    Advice: We just thought we'd throw that out there considering it was an issue with him last time. Start Sanders like you normally would and hope he avoids foul trouble. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:08 pm
  • Westbrook to go through non-contact drills
    Russell Westbrook (hand) will go through some non-contact portions of Saturday's practice, and he'll be re-evaluated on Nov. 29.

    Advice: Westbrook has been progressing well, without any setbacks, and going through non-contact portions of practice will be the next step. Westbrook's initial timetable has him returning Dec. 2 vs. the Pelicans at the earliest, but we'll have a more firm date after he is re-evaluated. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:40 pm
  • C.J. Watson still out for a while
    C.J. Watson (foot) is not expected to return until after Thanksgiving.

    Advice: He doesn't have a timetable to return and we might not see him in game action until December. Considering how Watson has dealt with foot issues before, the team will likely manage his minutes for a while -- Rodney Stuckey also aggravating his foot injury doesn't help. There is not enough incentive to stash him in most leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:21 am
  • David West (ankle) returns to practice Friday
    David West (ankle) was a limited participant during Friday's practice and is not expected to return until after Thanksgiving.

    Advice: West remains without a definitive return date, but his return to practice is a positive sign. He'll provide the Pacers with some much needed offense when he’s finally able to suit up, and should be owned in all leagues for his ability to put up points and boards with high percentages. Luis Scola and Lavoy Allen will continue to help fill the void with West sidelined, but neither guy is worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 11:16 am
  • Larry Sanders left thigh now 100 percent
    Larry Sanders said that he's fully healed from his left thigh injury he sustained during Friday's game vs. the Magic.

    Advice: It's nice to know that he's healthy, but it would be better if he could start contributing consistently. Sanders is averaging 6.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 blocks per game this season while shooting 41.1 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from the charity stripe. Those poor shooting percentages are keeping him out of the top-100, and right now he doesn't look like much more than a blocks specialist in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:58 am
  • Jose Calderon (calf) practices in full on Fri
    Jose Calderon (calf) was a full participant during Friday's practice, and he's expected to make his Knicks' debut on Saturday vs. the 76ers.

    Advice: Calderon's return will send Shane Larkin to the bench, and Iman Shumpert's value will take a small hit. He has a very favorable matchup vs. the Philadelphia "Tanker," but owners will want to check back for an official update as we draw closer to Saturday's tip. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:21 am
  • James Johnson (ankle) sheds walking boot
    James Johnson (ankle) was moving well without a walking boot after the Raptors' practice on Thursday.

    Advice: The Raptors' defensive specialist and energizer is questionable for Friday's home game vs. the Bucks. It wouldn't be surprising to see him held out another game as a precaution, but we'll have a much clearer idea of his status after shootaround. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:26 am
  • Jose Calderon expected to play Saturday
    Jose Calderon (calf) is expected to play against the 76ers on Saturday.

    Advice: This is great news for the 3-10 Knicks as they could use Calderon's veteran leadership and it is also great news for fantasy owners who are in need of point guard help. Calderon should immediately take over point guard duties from Pablo Prigioni and Shane Larkin, while Iman Shumpert's fantasy value will take a minor hit as Calderson's return should diminish his usage. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:09 am
  • Anthony Morrow not doing much with minutes
    Anthony Morrow played 28 minutes and hit 4-of-9 shots for 10 points, without making a 3-pointer.

    Advice: If he's not going to hit threes, he has no fantasy value. Despite getting at least 28 minutes in all but one of his games this season, Morrow hasn't really done anything outside of a 28-point game on Nov. 12. Maybe he'll get it turned around at some point, but the odds aren't in his favor with the return of Andre Roberson from a foot injury tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:56 pm
  • Serge Ibaka breaks out of funk in loss
    Serge Ibaka went off for 22 points, 13 rebounds, zero blocks and two 3-pointers on 9-of-15 shooting on Wednesday.

    Advice: Owners might think this is a season high for Ibaka, who has been pretty quiet thus far, but he had a 25-point game back on Nov. 4. This was his first 20-point game since, and while the lack of blocks was a little disappointing, we doubt owners are complaining. Hopefully this is a sign he's about to get hot, although most decent big men have a lot of success against the Nuggets. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:44 pm
  • Donatas Motiejunas loses playing time
    Donatas Motiejunas played 18 minutes against the Lakers on Wednesday with seven points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal, one 3-pointer and four fouls.

    Advice: He may have squandered his last real chance here. Motiejunas had his best opportunity of the season with Dwight Howard (knee) and Terrence Jones (leg) out, but his fouls and turnovers were the headline for him tonight. Fantasy owners just can't trust him right now. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:29 pm
  • Greivis Vasquez returned to action on Wednesday November 19. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 11:03 pm
  • Iman Shumpert makes just 1-of-11 shots
    Iman Shumpert made just 1-of-11 from the field against the Wolves on Wednesday with three points, four rebounds, one assist and four turnovers.

    Advice: He turned in a 21-point gem on Tuesday night and was on the other end of the spectrum. Most of the Knicks wings are not giving Shumpert much competition, so he should still be able to keep his playing time somewhat high even when Jose Calderon (calf) comes back. He's worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:32 pm
  • Brandon Knight scores 18 on 20 shots
    Brandon Knight made 5-of-20 from the field for 18 points against the Nets during a 122-118 win on Wednesday, adding three rebounds, eight assists, two boards and two 3-pointers in 49 minutes.

    Advice: He missed a wide-open breakaway layup at the end of overtime, but he redeemed himself in the last two frames. Missed layup aside, Knight has 17 dimes in his last two games and his steals are also up, so his fantasy owners are playing with house money right now with his top-40 value. He won't be this high all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:18 pm
  • Larry Sanders plays 14 minutes
    Larry Sanders played 14 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday with four points, four boards and one turnover.

    Advice: He was a game-time decision tonight and the Bucks didn't announce he was a go until after the 7:30 start time in Brooklyn. Sanders will likely have his minutes limited in his next game on Friday, so his owners should have low expectations against the Raptors on Friday. Check back for updates, assuming the team provides them. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:58 pm
  • Brandan Wright scores 14 off Mavs bench
    Brandan Wright hit 6-of-7 shots off the bench for 14 points, six rebounds, a steal and a block in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Wright has somehow scored in double figures in five straight games and is averaging 12.2 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over that stretch, despite playing just 19 minutes a game. He's also hit 24-of-31 shots during that run, and is worth owning in most leagues, despite coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:32 pm
  • Chris Copeland's minutes take a hit
    Chris Copeland played just 27 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday with six points, two rebounds and two assists.

    Advice: His minutes took a significant hit with Rodney Stuckey returning tonight after a 39-minute game in his last outing. Copeland is struggling from the field and has hit just 34.0 percent in his last five, averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.8 triples in that span. If you're eyeing another hot free agent, Copeland is not a must-own player anymore. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:03 pm
  • Tony Parker's struggles continue in win
    Tony Parker played 34 minutes, but hit just 2-of-7 shots for eight points and three assists in Wednesday's win over the Cavs.

    Advice: Parker's season is off to a tumultuous start and he's scored 11 or fewer points in four straight games. He's averaging 16 points and five assists on the season, but he tends to sit any time the Spurs play an inferior opponent. And even against teams like the Kings and Cavs over the last week, he's been disappointing. Parker has only hit the 20-point plateau three times in 11 games and his owners could be in for a long season, with Gregg Popovich focused solely on the postseason health of his players. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:34 pm
  • Channing Frye quietly solid for Magic
    Channing Frye hit 3-of-8 shots (all 3-pointers) and finished with 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block in Wednesday's loss to the Clippers.

    Advice: Frye has hit a 3-pointer in seven straight games and is averaging 2.6 of them on the season, along with 11.2 points and 6.1 rebounds. He's not all that reliable in the steals and blocks categories, but came through across the board tonight. He's always capable of disappearing for a game, but has bounced back well all season. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 6:58 pm
  • Larry Sanders is starting on Wednesday
    Larry Sanders is in the starting lineup on Wednesday night.

    Advice: In usual Bucks fashion, this update comes at 7:37 pm EST for the 7:30 game. Sanders' thigh issue may limit him and his minutes have been a bit erratic anyway, so he should be on the bench in most fantasy leagues. Zaza Pachulia will move back into the second unit tonight. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:36 pm
  • Larry Sanders is a game-time call vs. Nets
    Larry Sanders (thigh) is a game-time call on Wednesday night to face the Nets.

    Advice: He was a late scratch on Tuesday and there is a good chance he misses tonight. Zaza Pachulia is coming off a nice game and would be a desperate plug-and-play option on a busy night in the NBA. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:28 pm
  • David West (ankle) will not play on Wednesday
    David West (ankle) will not play in Wednesday's game against the Hornets.

    Advice: This has to be frustrating for his owners, as he has yet to play this season with his nagging ankle sprain. We will continue to monitor his status and it should be noted that he still deserves to be owned in almost all leagues for his scoring and rebounding prowess. In the meantime, Luis Scola will continue to start with Lavoy Allen backing him up, but neither player is an attractive option in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:00 am
  • Iman Shumpert returned to action on Tuesday November 18. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:47 pm
  • Russell Westbrook shoots right-handed Tuesday
    Russell Westbrook went through a light workout on Tuesday that included shots with his surgically-repaired right hand.

    Advice: Westbrook had been limited to left-hand activities, at least during publicly-available practices. He's expected to be re-evaluated on Nov. 29 and his return is likely at least two weeks away, but his ability to catch passes and shoot right-handed suggests his recovery is on target. According to his initial timetable the earliest he might return is Dec. 2 vs. the Pelicans in New Orleans, but we'll know more after he meets with doctors in late November. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:32 pm
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